Shoplifting Accusations in Buffalo
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Shoplifting involves taking something from a retail establishment without
paying the correct price for it. This relatively common
theft crime costs store owners and operators a considerable amount every year. As
a result, penalties on those who are convicted of this seemingly small
crime can be large.
When you are facing shoplifting charges, do not hesitate to turn to an
criminal defense attorney for assistance. The award-winning advocate at
The Rossi Law Firm have assisted residents for more than 35 years. We have a substantial
record of successful cases and have earned numerous accolades for our
acumen, including an AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® and recognition
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Facing shoplifting charges? Call The Rossi Law Firm to schedule your
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Legal Penalties of Shoplifting
As with any other theft crime in New York, the charges you will face for
shoplifting are determined by the value of the items stolen. The vast
majority of shoplifting cases are misdemeanor crimes, but stealing anything
valued at more than $1,000 brings the charges to a felony, for which there
are varying degrees as the value increases.
Shoplifting penalties in New York include:
Less than $1,000 in property: Class A misdemeanor; up to one year in prison & $1,000 fine
Between $1,000-$3,000: Class E felony; up to four years in prison & $5,000 fine
Between $3,000-$5,000: Class D felony; up to seven years in prison & $5,000 fine
Between $50,000-$1 million: Class C felony; up to 15 years in prison & $5,000 fine
More than $1 million: Class B felony; up to 25 years in prison & $5,000 fine
The fine on all felony shoplifting charges is dependent on the value of
the item stolen; your actual fine will be double your gain from the crime,
up to the maximum listed value.
Let us represent you in court and fight back on your behalf;
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